Hercules Unchained

1959 film by Pietro Francisci

Hercules Unchained is a 1959 peplum movie starring Steve Reeves. It is a sequel to Hercules, also starring Reeves.

Hercules Unchained
(Italian: Ercole e la regina di Lidia)
Original release poster
Directed byPietro Francisci
Produced byBruno Vailati
Ferruccio De Martino
Written byEnnio De Concini
Pietro Francisci
StarringSteve Reeves
Sylvia Lopez
Sylva Koscina
Music byEnzo Masetti
CinematographyMario Bava
Edited byMario Serandrei
Distributed byPremier Productions (USA)
Release date
  • 14 February 1959 (1959-02-14) (Italy)
  • 13 July 1960 (1960-07-13) (United States)
Running time
97 minutes[1]
Box office$2,500,000 (US/Canada)[4]


  1. "HERCULES UNCHAINED (U)". British Board of Film Classification. 1960-05-19. Retrieved 2013-02-24.
  2. Eder, Bruce. "Hercules Unchained". Allmovie. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved February 18, 2013.
  3. "Ercole e la regina di Lidia". BFI Film & Television Database. London: British Film Institute. Archived from the original on February 4, 2014. Retrieved February 18, 2013.
  4. "Rental Potentials of 1960", Variety, 4 January 1961 p 47. Please note figures are rentals as opposed to total gross.